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'Healing Minds. Changing Attitudes.' to air on AETN May 6

Posted 04 May 2015

In recognition of May as Mental Health Month, the Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) will explore emerging mental health issues in early childhood during 'Healing Minds. Changing Attitudes.', airing Wednesday, May 6, at 6:30 p.m.

According to the New Freedom Commission on Mental Health, early childhood is a critical period for the onset of emotional and behavioral impairments. A panel of experts will discuss the problems that emerge in the first five years of life, the prevalence of problems and risk factors, and different approaches to prevention and early intervention of mental health problems.

Panelists include: Dr. Jill Fussell, associate professor for the College of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS); Dr. Sufna John, post-doctoral fellow for the College of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry at UAMS; Dr. Lorraine McKelvey, associate professor for the College of Medicine, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine at UAMS; and Dr. Nikki Conners-Burrow, associate professor for the College of Medicine, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine at UAMS.

Pamela Smith hosts.

'Healing Minds. Changing Attitudes.' examines all areas of mental health, including stigma, illnesses, diagnosis, treatment and medications. The program is underwritten by the Arkansas Mental Health Research and Training Institute of the Division of Behavioral Health Services, Arkansas Department of Human Services.

The Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) is Arkansas's statewide public television network that enhances lives by providing lifelong learning opportunities for people from all walks of life. AETN delivers local, award-winning productions and classic, trusted PBS programs aimed at sharing Arkansas and the world with viewers. AETN depends on the generosity of Arkansans and the State of Arkansas to continue offering quality programming. For more information, visit aetn.org, or follow the AETN blog at aetn.org/engage. AETN is broadcast on KETS (Little Rock), KEMV (Mountain View), KETG (Arkadelphia), KAFT (Fayetteville), KTEJ (Jonesboro), and KETZ (El Dorado).